Friday 18 August 2017

Athlone make light of off-field issues with win over Cobh

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5 May 2017; Athlone players coming of the pitch at the end of the game in the SSE Airtricity League First Division game between Athlone Town and Cobh Ramblers at Athlone Town Stadium in Westmeath. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
5 May 2017; Athlone players coming of the pitch at the end of the game in the SSE Airtricity League First Division game between Athlone Town and Cobh Ramblers at Athlone Town Stadium in Westmeath. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

ATHLONE TOWN put their off-field issues briefly behind them with a victory over Cobh Ramblers who went into Friday night’s game as league leaders.

Christophe Rodrigues scored from the penalty spot just after half-time; referee Eoghan O’Shea asked for it to be retaken, and Rodrigues again converted.

Rodrigues doubled the lead 15 minutes later with a beautifully taken free-kick, following a foul by Cobh’s Chris McCarthy for which he was sent off.

Ramblers pulled one back through Matthew Whelan.

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